I observe, absorb and digest aspects of nature which eventually blend into my works' imaginary depths of space, line, color and composition. Inspired by early microscopic investigations as a child, extensive childhood Lego's architectural experimentation and later study of science, I create my own, tangible yet specious art and designs.
The physical essence of my sculptures and paintings is rooted in the accumulation of units, multiple layers of paint and plaster and endless patience; parallel methodologies and shared inspiration allow them to coexist and evolve as one. The cadence of a repetitious sculptural process is mirrored in the layered mixed media paintings and drawings. Fastidious to most, I achieve an enjoyable meditative like state during these stubbornly repetitive art making sessions. All together, my work forms penetrable spaces framed by paintings of imaginary journeys.
Inspired by casual explorations at the edge of the Everglades and now Coastal Georgia ecosystems, my backyard, my childhood in the tropics and many travels, these works now exist in their own plausible and fantastic dimension.
(With special thanks to fellow artist, educator and gallery curator Becky Miller, MFA)
The physical essence of these sculptures and paintings is rooted in the accumulation of units and layers, the observation and appreciation of life forms, persistence and patience. Parallel methodologies and shared inspiration allow these Biomorphic art forms to coexist and evolve as a specious organic community.
- Four versions of this exhibition took place: Alexander Hall in Savannah, GA, Silvana Facchini Gallery in Miami, Florida, Coosa St. Pop Up Gallery in Montgomery, Alabama and the Miami Dade College Homestead Campus in Florida. Works from and inspired by these shows were later (2018) shown at the Patricia and Phillip Art Museum at the FIU campus in Miami.
-More than 25,000 wood clothespins
-More than 250 collected and treated snails and hundreds of Sand Hickory nut shells in experimental stages.
-Thousands of feet of galvanized, steel and copper wire
-Over 100 paintings and drawings
-Approximately 150 sculptural pieces (individual or as part of installations)
-At University of California in San Diego (B.A. in Visual Arts 87) I studied, biology, organic chemistry, molecular biology and genetics. Their influential traces compose these new works.
-New work has been added (2021-22), including sculptures from wood and other organic materials found in the artists own backyard and neighborhood.